News archive - 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020

Case tracking: two separate positive tests reported

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, York Region public health informed us that one individual had tested positive for COVID-19 had last been on our campus on October 1. Public health officials have been in touch with all close contacts of this positive case.On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of one individual from our community who tested positive for COVID-19. Public health officials are in the process of contacting relevant close contacts of this positive case. 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Don’t travel outside of your home unless it is essential

Update for the University of Waterloo community

Earlier today, the Province of Ontario introduced tighter restrictions for three parts of the province to help limit the spread of COVID-19. 

The new tighter restrictions apply to Toronto, Ottawa and Peel. With a record-high of cases of COVID-19 reported by the province today, however, I want to take this opportunity to be clear about the University’s message to our entire community:

Please follow government advice and don’t travel outside of your home unless it is essential.
 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Medical exemptions for masks now require documentation

Update for students and employees

  • If you cannot wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability, you now need approval through an accommodation process.
  • The following are not suitable face coverings:
    • face masks or respirators with exhaust valves
    • mouth shields
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Case tracking: one community member tests positive

On Monday, October 5, 2020, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of one individual from our community who tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is in self-isolation and public health officials are in the process of contacting relevant close contacts. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

New protocol to track COVID cases on campus

Update for students and employees

As Ontario grapples with increased numbers of COVID-19 cases, we are taking steps to increase transparency for our campus community.  

Starting October 1, 2020, the University of Waterloo will post information provided to us by public health units on positive cases of COVID-19 amongst students and employees who attended one of our campuses.